Little’s Quality Contracting is a trusted name for the Installation of residential electric vehicle charging stations in Northern Virginia.
Looking to go electric? LQ contracting has you covered with turnkey EV charging solutions that will have you up and running in no time. We’re your one-stop shop for all things electrical, so you can rest assured knowing the job will be done right. Plus, we’re here for EV drivers of all levels of experience, so plug in your electric car and let us take care of everything.
If you own or are planning on purchasing an electric car we can help you get the fastest charging times at home.
The first thing you need to know when you own an electric vehicle is how you are going to charge the battery. The standard EV chargers that come with electric cars are almost always a type 1 charger. It’s important to understand that this type of electric vehicle charging station has some advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage of a Type 1 charging station is that they are very convenient because it can plug directly into a standard household outlet. So your first charging experience is truly plug-and-play. The problem with using a type 1 electric car charging station is that they are too slow. A standard household outlet only provides 120 volts and 15 amps. In order to get faster charging times, you need an electric car charger that can be connected to a 220-volt circuit that is at least 30 amps or preferably more. Most level 2 chargers are installed by hardwiring the electric car charger to the electrical panel. So you will most likely need an electrician like LQ Contracting to install your charging station. A qualified electrician will make sure your electrical system is sufficient for installing a level 2 charging station. They will inspect your current electrical system including the service to your home and the availability to install a dedicated 220-volt curcuit with the correct wiring and breaker. Using LQ contracting as your electrician will be will ensure you that a permit will be pulled for all electrical work needed for your new EV charger installation. Having faster charging time is convenient and LQ contracting will make the installation process easy because we can take care of every aspect of the installation and will recommend the best EV charging station for your particular situation.
LQ contracting will help you choose the right EV charger for your electric car. We will help you choose the best type of charger and the best brand name charger. Every variable will be considered when we offer our installation recommendation. Every situation is different and our experts will help you choose the best options for your electrical system and electric car model.
We offer three types of standard EV charging stations for homeowners. Depending on your requirements, Little’s Quality Contracting can help you choose which type of charging station would best meet your needs.
Level 1 chargers are the least expensive option however, the performance of level 1 charging is the slowest. Level 1 chargers can be directly wired or plugged into a standard 120 amp outlet.
Level 2 charging stations are a better solution for home electric vehicle charging because of the faster charging times they provide. Although it takes a little more work to install a level 2 charger in the long run you will be glad you did because you will be able to charge your electric car up to 9X faster than a level 1 electric vehicle charging station.
Level 3 charging stations are usually designed for installation in commercial applications. They can provide the fastest charging times but will require 400v or more. The limits of residential electrical service capacity almost always will eliminate a level 3 charger as an option for a home installation. For more information on level 3 electric car charging stations visit our commercial EV page.
Once you decide on the type of electric vehicle charging station you want you will want to select a brand name you can count on.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available from many manufacturers. We can install any charger you decide on such as ChargePoint, Blink Charging Company, Volta Inc, EVgo, and Wallbox. We recommend ChargePoint chargers because they are the largest and most open electric vehicle charging on the market today. Furthermore, our company is a certified installer for ChargePoint EV charging stations. Dealing with a certified company is always your best bet for installing charging stations. We are very familiar with all of their products and trained in best practices for the installation.
Our top choice for an electric vehicle charging station is the ChargePoint Flex. This charging station is a 240-volt Level 2 home charger that delivers up to 50 amps of power. This charging station can be installed for operation at 32, 40, 48, and 50 amps.
The Flex home charging station works with Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Volvo Recharge, Polestar, Hyundai Kona and Ioniq, Kia NIRO, Nissan LEAF, Mazda MX-30 EV, Toyota Prius Prime, Mazda, BMW i3, Honda Clarity, Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar I-PACE, and many more
Having the ability to select the amperage is a nice option because it can customize your charger to your current electrical service. Some installations may require an electrical upgrade that little’s can install. This may be as simple as adding a dedicated circuit and breaker for your charging station. however, we may need to upgrade the service to your home if you currently have less than a 200 amp service. upgrading your electrical service is often referred to as a Heavy-Up.
For those looking for more efficient charging of their electric vehicle LQ contracting can help. Little’s has got you covered. We will inspect your electrical panel and electrical system and make recommendations for the best installation.
LQ Contracting will install your new residential electric charger by a licensed electrician who has been specifically trained and certified in the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
Little’s Quality Contracting has successfully completed the ChargePoint installer training program and is a certified ChargePoint installer. We have the experience and knowledge to safely and efficiently install your ChargePoint EV charging station.
Our firm has a long history of offering high-quality craftsmanship and the best products available in the marketplace. Our responsibility is not taken lightly. We will be prepared and excited to handle all aspects of the assignment and guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services.